The Hourglass Solution: A Boomer’s Guide to the Rest of Your Life

By Jeff Johnson ’74 and Paula Forman. Johnson and Forman present ideas on how to live a better life after age 50, imagining life through the lens of an hourglass: those in early adulthood are at the top of the hourglass, able to select from many options, while those in middle age are in the hourglass’s neck, constrained by the choices they made earlier in their lives. Those approaching their fifties (and beyond) can still find a wealth of opportunity by recognizing and pursuing new directions, free from the restrictions imposed by an earlier choice.